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Jojo Girard

I was born one of a family of eight in Saginaw. We were loud and more often talked 'at' each other than 'to' each other, a skill which is perfect for radio. After graduating from CMU, I worked at a station up north that had as much wattage as a refrigerator light bulb. I went from there to working on a Mexican radio station, where I was eventually kicked out for being an illegal immigrant. My radio travels then took me to the Lakeshore at 104.5 WSNX and then on to Baltimore, where I enjoyed a modicum of success, which in this business is rewarded with a shove out the door. So I roamed back here to my home state and WFGR, having missed the ability to surf in fresh water. In my spare time, I enjoy hurting myself with homemade CrossFit workouts and flinging paint on canvas and calling it 'art'. I also have three daughters, who think I teach college for a living.
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HBO Show Examines Athletic Spending At Eastern Michigan [Video]

A HUGE salary for a basketball coach whose team doesn't generate much income, and hotel rooms for home games for a losing football team? Does that sound like wasted money?

HBO's investigative sports program 'Real Sports' takes a look at the athletic spending at Eastern Michigan University on this week's show, demonstrating that it may be a wee bit out of whack in terms of the return on the investment.

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Who Knew Michigan Had A ‘Captain Orange’?

This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week, alerting us to the onset of construction season in Michigan. And to remind us to pay attention to construction workers working alongside out highways, the Michigan Department of Transportation has rolled out 'Captain Orange', a construction worker with a bright, easy to see outfit.

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Grand Rapids Resident Confronts Predators With Nerves Of Steel [Video]

You may have read this story about a 23-year-old Grand Rapids man turning over information to the Grand Rapids Police leading to the arrest of several men for allegedly trying to pick up minors online.

One has to wonder whether it's the same guy who has been posting 'To Catch A Predator' style videos to YouTube for years. 

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Who Is The Most Famous Actor From Michigan? [Video]

Some pretty big names have emerged from the Mitten State over the years, from Tom Selleck, to the late great Robin Williams, to Taylor Lautner of 'Twilight' fame.

But who is the most famous actor according to the web site PrettyFamous? You'll recognize his face, but the name may escape you. He's one of those actors, that when you see him you'll go 'Oh, THAT GUY!!'

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Library of Congress
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When Up North Was Still Rustic: What Harbor Springs Looked Like In 1900

I don't know about you, but there have been times when Ihave been stuck in a traffic jam just north of Harbor Springs on US 31 and thought to myself, 'How is this a relaxing get away? This is just like Friday afternoon in Grand Rapids!'

But there was a time when being 'Up North' meant you were away from it all. Unfortunately that was in 1906, as photos from the Library of Congress can attest.

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Millennium Park Beach in Kent County
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Grandville, Ionia Make List Of ‘The Safest Cities In Michigan’

How safe is your neighborhood? Can you leave your door open without worrying that someone may stroll in with a dolly and cart out most of your living room?

Backgroundchecks.org recently rated the top 50 Safest Cities in Michigan and West Michigan was represented well, but not nearly well enough according to this author.

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